University College Cork


Course Name Pharmacy
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK703
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters BPharm (Hons), MPharm
Duration 5 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+H4 in Chemistry and H4 in either Physics or Biology. Minimum grade O6/H7 from Irish, English, another language and Maths.

Student Garda Vetting
A condition of enrolment on this programme is that all incoming students have cleared the vetting p...

Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature Students
UCC reserves places for mature students on almost all undergraduate degree programmes. Mature students do not need Leaving Certificate points to enter UCC. However, some degree programmes have specific educational requirements and i...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places Approx. Intake 65
Mature Entry Places Approx. Mature Intake 7
Course Fee A postgraduate fee will have to be paid for the fifth year of this programme. This will be approximately €7,500 in 2019.
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Pharmacy is the study of drugs, including their design, manufacture, formulation into a medicine, and how they work in the body. Pharmacy encompasses the preparation, dispensing and advice on the correct use of drugs. It is a health pr...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules
AN1075 Principles of Human Structure for Pharmacy Students (5 credits); BC1443 Biochemistry (10 credits); PF1009 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Chemistry (10 credits); PF1010 Physiochemical Basis of Pharmaceuticals (5 credits); PF1011...

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Careers or Further Progression

The Pharmacy degree provides broad career opportunities in areas such as:

• the healthcare sector as community and hospital pharmacists
• the pharmaceutical industry
• medicines research and development
• regulation and qu...

Further Enquiries Noreen Moynihan
T: +353 (0)21 490 1662/490 1663
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2020 590
2019 577
2018 555